Theme 3: Deepening the University's Engagement with External Communities

Strategic Goal

Cultivate the University’s relationship with community stakeholders to create opportunities for career exploration, scholarship and service.


  1. Advance an engaged culture where members of the Arcadia community are encouraged to actively participate in the well-being of the local and global community.

  2. Develop University relationships with employers and organizations within the local, metropolitan Philadelphia and global community to promote cultural, social, and political engagement and programming.

  3. Expand domestic and international internship, mentorship and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

  4. Cultivate and foster relationships between the University and external constituents focused on increasing resources for faculty, student and staff work.

  5. Facilitate opportunities for Arcadia to host national and international visitors and conferences.

  6. Strengthen the relationship between Arcadia and the surrounding community to promote mutual benefits and understanding.